Annelie Kahn Hound Creative Agency
Meet Annelie Kahn
Art Director
Design is everywhere… and when you love it, you can't help but notice it.

Design is art with direction. You can let it flow a little bit. Since graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia over a decade ago, Annelie has worked with some of the East Coast's most coveted lifestyle brands and advertising agencies.

Her skill set includes identities, art direction, and executions across a wide range of digital and physical mediums.

Just for shits and giggles, she may have designed an X-rated sticker for an all-girls backpacking trip once upon a time.

Q&A with Annelie
What's the most fun design project you've ever had?

I've had so many! But most recently, has been a frozen cocktail bar branding project. I got to create so many fun boozed-up critter illustrations. (think drunk otters and polar bears lounging in cocktail glasses).

What's your biggest source of inspiration?

There are so many insanely talented designers and artists out there, and in this day and age, I often find myself deep down in a dribble or Pinterest wormhole where it's all at your fingertips.

But my favorite way of finding inspiration is in my day-to-day- stumbling across a beautiful label while walking down the wine aisle of a grocery store, noticing the typography and layout on a well-designed drink menu, or spotting the work of a talented sign painter on an old building. Design is everywhere… and when you love it, you can't help but notice it.

What has been the most pivotal experience in your career?

Working at Quaker City Mercantile – A liquor branding agency in Philadelphia. It was my first big girl design job!

I was constantly inspired and motivated by my environment and the super-talented designers that I worked alongside. Most importantly, I gained confidence in myself as a designer and felt proud of my work there.

Who would you take camping if you could take anyone?

A posse of my favorite gal pals. Not trying to go out in the woods with a stranger…